Mahaleb meaning

mä'hə-lĕb'
A small Eurasian ornamental tree (Prunus mahaleb) of the rose family, having white flowers and small black drupes, each with a single whitish or buff-colored seed. The seeds are ground and used to flavor breads, pastries, and cheese in Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Origin of mahaleb

Arabic maḥlab from ḥalaba to milk x̣lb in Semitic roots